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Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Happy New Year!  This year I'm focused on getting ahead of the menu game and I'm starting with this Breakfast Sausage Casserole!  You can make it the night before and it's perfect for a weekday or brunch breakfast.
Here is a super easy recipe for Breakfast Sausage Casserole!  |
In my recipe I used mild sausage and medium cheddar cheese.  If you and your family love things a little more spicy, substitute the sausage for spicy and add in some pepper jack cheese!


The Best Recipe For Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a few weaknesses in life and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies is pretty much at the top of the list!  Over the years I've had my favorite recipes and I even came up with some tips for making the perfect batch!  I've also experimented on my own to create my own perfect cookie and I'm here to tell you that I've finally done it!
My recipe for these Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip are worth all the butter, sugar and chocolate chips I've used all these years.
Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies!  This just might be the most perfect recipe!  |


Cup Of Cheerful Noisemakes For Kids At New Years

Did everyone have a wonderful New Years!  We did!  We decided last minute to have a little party with some of our friends and had a wonderful time.  I had planned on playing games, but we all ended up just talking and eating way too much.  The 10 kids that were here ran around like crazy and had a blast playing with each other.  
Two of our friends have little babies so I planned a little kids count down at 9:00 so we didn't keep our company late.  Then the older kiddos could still feel like they celebrated.  We had our little countdown then went outside to do fireworks and toast in the "New Year".  All were having a great time that everyone stayed until 11:30!  It was a great way to spend the last day of 2016.  
I shared these adorable Cup of Cheerful Noisemakers over at The Crafting Chicks last month, but still wanted to share with my readers here! 
Cup of Cheerful Noise Makers!  Such a fun craft for a kid's New Year's Eve noisemaker!  |

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Today we took down all of our Christmas decorations and were left with a few needles on the carpet. Our living room instantly was large again and all of our furniture looked bare.  It's always a bittersweet moment for me.  I absolutely love having Christmas up in our house!  I'm a classic red, green and white kind of decorator. 
We still have plenty of Christmas goodies around the house including plenty of candy canes!  I couldn't resist making a batch of these tasty Peppermint Pretzels to kick the new year off with.  I'll be staring my resolutions to eat a little better another day! 
Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels  |


Pizza and Dipping Sauces For A Quick and Easy Dinner

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It's almost the New Year and I've been thinking about what my goals are going to be.  I'm trying to take each aspect of what my responsibilities are and the one I want to spend extra time is meal prep and planning for my family.  The older my boys get, the more busy I find myself trying to keep up with homework, volunteering at the school, after school activities, and piano lessons!
Dinner is something I want to be ahead of the game with so I've been thinking about easy and quick meals I can make.  Pizza is always a go to meal and we absolutely love the Freschetta Naturally Rising Canadian Bacon and Pineapple and the Freschetta Naturally Rising 4-Cheese Pizzas.


Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

These Christmas Magic Cookie Bars will be the last Christmas treat I'll be sharing this year.  It's probably not very lady like to admit that I am NOT over all the goodie, treats, and desserts yet! There is something about Christmas time that all those sweet things taste extra good!
I guess you can use red and green candies on practically anything and call it Christmasy.  These cookie bars are surprisingly delicious and the right amount of gooey!
Christmas Magic Cookie Bars


One Pan Biscuits And Sausage Gravy

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day.  And I don't always eat breakfast-y foods in the morning.  I love making a full meal of bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, fruit and juice at dinnertime.  Maybe it's because I have more time at night to prepare all of that.  It could also be that I'm not a morning person and to try to function at full capacity at that time of day is tiresome!
I've really been loving making biscuits and gravy for dinner.  It's super easy and pure comfort during the colder months.
Here is a fantastic recipe for One Pan Biscuits and Sausage Gravy!   Breakfast perfection!  |


A Fun Christmas Craft For Kids: Christmas Tree Rings

Hello friends!  This Christmas I've tried to do fun things with my kiddos and some even included making ornaments for our tree.  Since they are still pretty young I try to make our projects pretty easy and low on the mess making!  I was excited to share this idea for Christmas Tree Rings with them.  They absolutely loved them and they made quite a few in no time at all.  Plus I got most of the supplies at the Target $ Spot!
A super inexpensive and ADORABLE Christmas Ornament craft!  |